Lamp/Bulb & LED Recycling
Crompton recommends recycling Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) or Linear Fluorescent Tubes once used. All fluorescent bulbs require small amounts of mercury to operate with high efficiency. Therefore, recycling recovers lamp materials, including mercury, for reuse.
In a similar manner, LED and LED fixtures can also be recycled. These materials are typically non-hazardous and comprise of electronic components and other materials that can be reused or re-manufactured. To facilitate and expand recycling options for our customers, Crompton has made arrangements with recyclers that offer several options and services for homeowners, retailers and distributors alike.
We care about the environment
Everything we do has an influence on the world around us. At Crompton, we do our best to ensure our product and services leave a positive effect on the world, whether it is developing energy-saving products, using environmentally friendly materials or managing waste effectively. Meeting regulatory obligations and more is the bare minimum that we hope to achieve.
Crompton environmental, health and safety (EHS) vision is clear and simple. We must keep our workers safe on the job while making sure that we peacefully co-exist with communities with which we indulge in business. This can be done by complying with environmental laws and regulations, addressing historical contamination issues cooperatively and completely, as well as incorporating this vision into our process and products.
Maintaining high environment, health and safety standards are more than simply a good business practice; it is a fundamental responsibility to our employees, customers, contractors and the environment we all share. Crompton’s commitment to EHS excellence starts at the top. EHS is an integral part of Crompton’s integrity policy and every employee is responsible for carrying it forward.
Crompton has a strong record of driving year-over-year continuous improvement and delivering industry-leading EHS performance metrics. In order to meet today´s climate targets, statutory requirements and cost-saving methods, the current lighting market is experiencing a technology revolution that affects all segments.
With the key requirements of lighting equipment efficiency, long lifetime and ecological compatibility, LED technology is a clear winner of this change. Conventional light bulbs, halogen lamps and energy-saving lamps are being continuously phased out and replaced by LED-based products. In fact, this technology change is much more than 1-to-1-replacement action.
It opens up a multitude of new fields of application that could not be realized before with conventional lighting technologies. Today, the function of a state-of-the-art LED lamp is not limited to illumination. The economic recycling processes for LED lamps and luminaires arises. Besides, materials like glass, plastics, metals, ceramics, organic potting compounds or adhesives and electronic components, that make up a core part of LED lamps, the LED itself, contains small amounts of critical elements including rare earth metals (e.g. lutetium – Lu, cerium (Ce) or europium (Eu), technology metals, gallium (Ga) and indium (In) and precious metals (gold (Au) and silver (Ag).
In spite of the still often used classical Edison-type lamp design, the inner lamp setup might exhibit many differences. To summarize: the variety of LED lamps on the market is manifold as is the number of lamps being taken to lamp recyclers.
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